Contrary to the earlier report that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was unwilling to co-operate with the Police Service regarding investigations into the near-fatal accident involving Dr Bawumia on the Bole-Bamboi Road last Sunday, Peacefmonline.com can confirm that a report was made to the Bole Police within an hour of the accident.
Additionally, the Police in Bole were notified of the decision to tow the vehicle to Accra after the scene of the accident and the vehicle were inspected.
A statement issued from the Office of Dr Bawumia on Friday and signed by the Press Aide, Kwabena Boadu, (who was also involved in the said accident) stressed that since the accident they have continued to cooperate with the Ghana Police Service through the Northern Regional Police Command dealing particularly with the Regional Police Commander, DCOP Tuffour.
"At the request of the Northern Regional Police Command, the office on Thursday morning submitted various documents including the Driver’s License, Vehicle Road Worthiness papers and documents on the vehicle’s insurance cover to the Northern Regional Police Command in Tamale," the statement read.
Read below a copy of the Press statement
ACCIDENT ON BOLE – BAMBOI ROAD AND ISSUES ARISING
The office of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has noted the various discussions and comments arising out of the near fatal accident which occurred on the Bole – Bamboi road involving Dr. Bawumia and other members of his team on Sunday 17th March, 2012.
We wish to clarify and state that since the accident, our office has been cooperating and continue to cooperate with the necessary authorities especially the Ghana Police Service. Please note the following:
1. Within an hour of the accident, the Vice-Chairman of the NPP in the Bole – Bamboi constituency, Zakaria Suleman officially reported the accident to the Bole police.
2. The Bole police subsequently inspected the scene of the accident and the vehicle.
3. The Bole Police were informed of the decision to tow the accident vehicle to Accra.
4. The office of Dr. Bawumia has since the accident continued to cooperate with the Ghana Police Service through the Northern Regional Police Command dealing particularly with the Regional Police Commander, DCOP Tuffour.
5. At the request of the Northern Regional Police Command, the office on Thursday morning submitted various documents including the Driver’s License, Vehicle Road Worthiness papers and documents on the vehicle’s insurance cover to the Northern Regional Police Command in Tamale.
6. In line with a request made by the Northern Regional Police Command, arrangements were made for an officer of the MTTU headquarters, one DSP Tetteh, to inspect the vehicle on Friday morning.
7. We are available to assist in any investigation aimed at unraveling the cause of the accident.
Finally, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and his team take this opportunity to thank all Ghanaians for their show of concern and prayers of support since Sunday. Thanks be to God.
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